Based in Rochester, New York, SiMPore is a nanotechnology company that designs and produces membranes and membrane-enabled products based on its silicon nano membrane technologies.
SiMPore’s products include electron and x-ray microscopy sample supports, filtration membranes for biomolecules, nanoparticles and medical devices, cell culture and imaging substrates, and customized membranes for our customer’s unique applications. See our Membranes page for more information.
SiMPore was initially founded in 2007 upon technology developed at the University of Rochester, NY in the laboratories of Dr. James McGrath and Dr. Philippe Fauchet - ultra thin nanoporous silicon membranes. These nanoporous silicon membranes were the world’s first membrane to offer both tunable nanometer-scale thickness and pore size.
SiMPore continues to collaborate with the Nanomembranes Research Group at the University of Rochester under the direction of Dr. James McGrath.
Our Company has broadened its offerings over the years to include non-porous silicon membranes, as well as nanoporous silicon nitride and microporous silicon oxide and silicon nitride membranes. Our processing capabilities have also expanded to offer a range of patterning and chemical modifications to silicon membranes.
Jon Paul DesOrmeaux, SiMPore microfabrication engineer.
SiMPore’s electron and x-ray microscopy sample supports are sold through TEMwindows.com – the online source of innovative sample preparation solutions for imaging and analysis of nanoscale materials.
- TEMwindows.com is fully integrated with, and supported by the technical expertise at SiMPore.
Our Microfabrication and Administrative Team